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GroovyDSL is a framework with a domain-specific language designed to define the behaviour of end-user DSLs as script files which are executed by the IDE on the fly, bringing new reference resolution and code completion logic into the scope of a project. GroovyDSL relies on the Program Structure Interface (PSI), a set of internal classes and interfaces of IntelliJ IDEA, which allow all programming languages to be described in a uniform way. Due to Groovy's meta-programming capabilities, the developer of DSL descriptions in GroovyDSL need not be aware of how PSI works. All interoperation with PSI is covered by calls to methods and properties of GroovyDSL scripts.

Stable builds of IntelliJ IDEA with embedded JetGroovy plugin and GroovyDSL support are available at

Writing a simple GroovyDSL script


Reference class type <ctype> A string, representing a fully qualified name of a class type to be augmented with the new behavior. This change affects both qualified and unqualified calls to methods and properties of a given class. In the case of an unqualified invocation, <ctype> is thought as a type of this reference. If this argument is omitted, java.lang.Object class type is taken as a type to be augmented.
Supported file types <filetypes>* A possible empty list of comma-separated file extensions passed as strings or GString instances with an opening dot or without it. Since some dynamic behavior may be scoped only in specific groovy-like files with a specific file extension, for instance, Gradle scripts, providing an explicit extension list gives a way to describe such cases.
Script type <scriptType> A string denoting the script type ID, e.g. 'gant', 'gradle', 'default'. Differs from <fileTypes> in that it doesn't depend on the extension. For example, the Gant scripts in Grails usually have groovy extension. Since IDEA X
Path pattern _ <pathRegexp> A regexp that should match the path to the Groovy file where your script contributes to. The path always uses forward (tick) / slashes. Since IDEA X
Context scope <scope> A scope of a current context. If no scope passed to a context, it is assumed to capture all possible places, where other conditions are applicable. It may be of three different kinds: